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Acronyms and Glossary

 

AATE

Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory

AirSTAR

Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research

AMELIA

Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Acoustics

ARMD

Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

ARTR

Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable, a committee established by the National Research Council’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board to provide guidance to NASA on aeronautics issues

ASTOVL

Advanced Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing

ATP

Aeronautics Test Program

AvSP

Aviation Safety Program

 
BWB

Blended wing body

 
CAEP

Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection

CAIV

Cost as an Independent Variable

CMC combustion liner

Ceramic matrix composite combustion liner

CoCOMs

Combatant Commands

 
DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DLR

German Aerospace Center

DSTO

Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization

 
Ephemerides

Position and velocity tables for celestial bodies

ERA

Environmentally Responsible Aviation

ERAST

Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology



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C Acronyms and Glossary AATE Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory AirSTAR Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research AMELIA Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Acoustics ARMD Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate ARTR Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable, a committee established by the National Research Council's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board to provide guidance to NASA on aeronautics issues ASTOVL Advanced Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing ATP Aeronautics Test Program AvSP Aviation Safety Program BWB Blended wing body CAEP Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection CAIV Cost as an Independent Variable CMC combustion liner Ceramic matrix composite combustion liner CoCOMs Combatant Commands DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DLR German Aerospace Center DSTO Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization Ephemerides Position and velocity tables for celestial bodies ERA Environmentally Responsible Aviation ERAST Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology 83

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84 RECAPTURING NASA'S AERONAUTICS FLIGHT RESEARCH CAPABILITIES Full cost recovery A NASA program that requires all outside NASA customers to pay the full cost of NASA participation in joint programs HIFiRE Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation HIWC High ice water content HSCT(1283) High-Speed Civil Transport HSR(1283) High-Speed Research HTV-2 Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 Hypersonic Hypersonic, or hypersonic speed, is considered to be five times the speed of sound; also known as Mach 5 or greater. ISRP Integrated Systems Research Program JSRA Joint Sponsored Research Agreement MAJCOMs Major Commands MUTT Multi-Utility Technology Testbed NACA National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics NAS National Airspace System NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command NextGen Next Generation Air Traffic Management System NGLT Next Generation Launch Technology NRA NASA Research Announcement PRSEUS Protruded Rod Stitched Efficient Unitized Structure QSP Quiet Supersonic Platform RevCon Revolutionary Concepts program, which was created to encourage innovation in flight vehicle design SCAR Supersonic Cruise Aircraft Research SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Sonic boom The sound released by shock waves associated with an aircraft as it travels faster than the speed of sound SST Supersonic Transport Supersonic Supersonic, or supersonic speed, is considered to be greater than the speed of sound; also known as Mach 1 or greater. TRL Technology readiness level UAV/UAS Unpiloted aerial vehicle/uninhabited aerial system VAATE Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine X-factor A quantitative measure of a program's level of technological difficulty